Internships

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Student Internships

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and professional undergraduate, graduate, and law students for internship positions in both our Washington, D.C. and Honolulu offices.  Students must have completed at least a full year of college to be eligible.

Applicants should be strong writers with excellent communication skills and ready to work in a fast-paced environment.  Internships are available year-round, and the office will work with students able to use their internship experience to obtain class credit or fulfill degree requirements.  

Students are encouraged to apply early as there are a limited number of positions in each office and applications will be reviewed as received. 

For summer applicants: While the timeline can vary, all summer internship offers are generally made in early April.  Regardless of potential start date, students interested in summer positions should submit their applications by early March.

To apply, complete and submit the application below.  Please contact internship@schatz.senate.gov with any questions.

 

Internship Application

 

High School Internship Program

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz's high school internship program provides a hands-on learning opportunity about the U.S. Senate, creates a forum for students to share issues and information with the Senator and his staff, and encourages students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities. Activities involve working with outreach staff, identifying issues of interest in their school and community, and attending and staffing special events.

The internship runs from October - April, and interns must commit for the full term.  This is not an office position and students should miss little or no class time performing the tasks or assignments related to the program.  The program uses online tools and communication methods, including weekly video conferences, so students from all islands are encouraged to apply.    

Strong preference is given to students in their last year of school.  Underclassmen who are interested in the program are encouraged to contact our office before applying.

Public, private, charter, and homeschool students in the state of Hawaii may apply.  Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and have personal access to email throughout the internship.  Interns will be selected based on their involvement in their community (jobs, activities, and responsibilities), diversity of interests and life experiences, and demonstrated leadership involvement.  

The application for the 2018 - 19 school year is available below.   Interviews will be conducted in the Fall, but interested students are encouraged to apply early.

 

High School Internship Program Application

 

Our staff is available to provide more information or speak at high schools or school associations about the program. Please contact HighSchool_Internship@schatz.senate.gov or our Honolulu office at 808-523-2061.